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5k SCADaddle for Research

Our major fundraisers: 5k SCADaddles for Research are back!

Join us over the weekend of the 15th-17th October 2021 in  New Farm Park Brisbane, to walk in your own area in Sydney, or Melbourne, and Mandurah Foreshore Perth OR walk, skip or run 5kms in your own neighbourhood anywhere in Australia! Our Hobart walk is now postponed to Sunday 31st October, this year’s walk is in memory of Rowanne Brown find out more or register here. Registration and donations are tax deductible in Australia, every registered adult can receive a free SCAD cap PLUS all money raised goes to much needed medical research to BEAT SCAD Heart Attacks. For updates and more details, follow us on Facebook here.

We’ve been proud to donate over $111k (AUD) to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Mayo Clinic SCAD Study to date to support their work identifying the most effective ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent SCAD Heart Attacks.

Register here or find out how you can help email us at

Share your story

One of the best ways to raise awareness  of SCAD Heart Attacks is by sharing our stories. Personal stories are a powerful way to bring this traumatic condition to life and spread the word that healthy, fit adults have heart attacks too.

To share your SCAD story with us email Sarah at and to read the stories of other SCAD Survivors stories click here.

Get Involved!!

We’d love some help to apply for grants or speak at local events. If you can help in any way – big or small – get in touch and help us beat SCAD heart attacks!

Other ways you can make a real difference

Join a SCAD Study

Scientific Research into SCAD is key to identifying the optimal diagnosis, treatment and ultimately prevention of SCAD Heart Attacks – and the more participants, the more robust the research and its findings.

One of the best ways you can help us beat SCAD Heart Attacks is by signing up to the SCAD Study at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute  by emailing or join the Mayo Clinic SCAD Study by emailing

These studies have been instrumental in learning a great deal about SCAD in a relatively short period of time and we hold great optimism for the work they continue to do to change – and save – the lives of SCAD heart attack survivors across the world.

Raise money for SCAD Research while you shop

Just go to, nominate SCAD Research as your charity and shop at over 800 great retailers like Priceline; Asos;; Booktopia; Expedia; Bonds; Smiggle and many more. For no extra cost a percentage of your sale will go directly to SCAD Research!

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Nominate SCAD Research Inc as your charity partner

Nominate SCAD Research Inc as your charity partner for the Colour Run, Sydney Running Festival, the Melbourne Marathon, Twilight Running Festival on gofundraise – or why not get a team together! It’s a great way to raise much needed funds for SCAD Research and create awareness of SCAD on the day!

Buy a SCAD drink bottle

For just $10 each +postage, these 650ml bottles are BPA free. They’ll keep you hydrated AND help spread awareness of SCAD Heart Attacks.

Donate via Workplace Giving Pre-Tax

We’re a registered Charity with Benevity so it’s even easier to donate to SCAD pre-tax through a payroll donation or workplace giving program.

Tell your Cardiologist about SCAD Research

Tell your Cardiologist about SCAD Research – and ask them if they’ll put up one of our posters or spread the news to other patients who are SCAD survivors.


SCAD Research is run entirely by volunteers and we’re always looking for extra help to raise awareness of SCAD Heart Attacks and fundraise for SCAD medical research. Please let us know if you have any skills or experience in grant writing, fundraising, if you’re available to speak at medical conferences, share your story with the media or help organise or volunteer at one of our 5k SCADaddles for Research.